There is a lot to love about the season that will see the Yankees finish the year strong.
However, the team that will be in the hunt for the playoffs in 2019 and beyond is the Florida Marlins.
In 2018, the Marlins finished the season with the best record in baseball, going 19-14 and playing in the AL East division title.
The team is now in a position to have a shot at the playoffs and to win a second straight AL East title, and they are the favorite to do so.
However they lost their starting shortstop, Aaron Judge, to free agency.
The Marlins also traded a number of key contributors, including slugger Jose Fernandez, catcher Yoenis Cespedes, pitcher Luis Severino, and left fielder Yoenisal Alcantara.
While the Marlins’ roster is a strong one, they still have plenty of holes to fill, and it is not likely that they will be able to fill all of them in the offseason.
It is clear that the Marlins will be looking to make some major changes in the coming months.
However there is no shortage of high profile free agents to add to their roster, and if there are not enough major pieces in place, the 2018 Marlins could be a team that is ready to make the leap.
The Marlins are in a great spot to make that jump, and we are here to help guide you on what to expect as the 2018 season begins.
Below is a list of players that the 2018 Miami Marlins should be interested in bringing in, and some of the reasons why.
This article will look at the top players in each position and then compare them to each other.
Players that are in line to make major contributions to the team in 2018:Left Field:The Marlins have a strong defensive position, with Giancarlo Stanton leading the way with 12 home runs and 47 RBIs, but their offensive production is going to be heavily dependent on how many infield hits they get from J.D. Martinez, Mark Buehrle, and Jhonny Peralta.
As the season progresses, they will need to improve their offense and defensive abilities, and while the Marlins may not have enough hitting to make up for it, it is possible that they can get to the playoffs.
This year the Marlins had three outfielders that had at least five games played: Jorge Mateo (13 games), Daniel Murphy (13), and Jose Reyes (13).
If the Marlins can get those three guys to contribute in a meaningful way, they could make a run at the postseason.
The other position that the team is looking to address is the outfield, with Jose Bautista, Carlos Correa, and Yoenes Cespedas all potentially available for free agency or via trade.
Bautista has been a fantastic player for the Marlins this year and is still a free agent.
He is one of the better power hitters in the league, and has been one of only two players in the game with 30 home runs, the other being Matt Carpenter.
The other player that is likely to be available at some point is Cespedos.
Cespedias is currently playing with the Red Sox, but he is likely available for a few teams.
While he is not an elite hitter, Cespedis is still an elite defensive outfielder.
While the Marlins don’t have a great outfield defense, the outfield defense is an area that could make up a significant portion of the team’s struggles.
Bautas is the best player on the team offensively, and he is one the best defensive players in baseball.
If the Miami Marlins could improve their outfield defense in 2018, it would give them a huge edge in both categories.
The team has several other outfielders who could be available, including Michael Morse, Miguel Montero, and Jacoby Ellsbury.
Morse has a lot of upside, and the Marlins have seen some of his power decline this season.
While he is a free-agent after the season, the Red Wings are also looking to trade for him, so the team could look to add a veteran presence to the outfield.
Morse has a strong track record at the plate, as he has had an impressive .300 average and .738 OPS in 2018.
The 31-year-old is coming off a career season in which he hit .276 with 26 home runs in 2016.
The best hitter in the 2018 Florida Marlins lineup is also one of their top defensive outfielders, and this year could provide the team with a big upgrade at the position.
Moral of the story: The Marlins can improve their defense and they can improve theirs offensively.
If they are going to add more than one player to their outfield, the players that they would be most interested in adding would be either Morse or Ellsbery.
Morse is a great defender and has shown he can hit and run well.
He also is a very capable hitter.
Ellsberys ability to hit is one thing that the Miami team